Body clustering, cylindrical to 15 cm, 6-8 cm wide with 11-13 ribs. Areoles 5-9 mm apart with 1-3 central spines to 2.5 cm and numerous radial spines 1-1.5 cm long. Flowers bright yellow 6 cm wide.
Source: (1997). Echinocereus. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.